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This Sept. 18, 2015 photo shows Lyle Thompson, Onondaga, of the Iroquois Nationals during the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships on the Onondaga Nation Reservation just south of Syracuse, New York. The Ireland Lacrosse team recently bowed out of the sport's top international tournament to open up a spot for the Iroquois Nationals. It's the latest in a series of gestures between the country and U.S. tribes that date back to 1847, when Choctaw leaders gave $170 to the Irish as their country battled a potato famine that resulted in the death of tens of thousands. Historians estimate today's value of the amount at roughly $5,000. (Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Indian Country Today via AP)

Friendship between Ireland, tribes lives on in lacrosse

Sep. 15, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

More than 170 years ago, a U.S. tribe did Ireland a solid. The European country has not forgotten it. The Ireland Lacrosse team recently bowed out of the sport’s top international tournament to open up a spot for the Iroquois Nationals. It’s the latest in a series of gestures between the country...

Dog's bark saved Alabama family as fire swept through home

Sep. 9, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A dog has been credited with saving an Alabama family’s lives after his bark awakened them to a fire that was sweeping through their rental home early Tuesday morning. The dog, Ralph, “doesn’t usually make a sound at night,” said Derek Walker, who lived...

Man indicted in sale of 'homemade', untested cancer drugs

Aug. 28, 2020 3:45 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been indicted on charges he manufactured homemade and untested cancer drugs in his kitchen and marketed them to “alternative-medicine doctors" in the U.S., Mexico and elsewhere, according to federal prosecutors. Patrick Charles Bishop, 54, was charged with...

Thorsby players takes the field at an Alabama high school football game between Jemison and Thorsby, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Thorsby, Ala. High school football returned to Alabama in a test of whether players can crash into each other, fans can scream and bands can play without worsening the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Alabama restarts prep football in test of virus precautions

Aug. 20, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

THORSBY, Ala. (AP) — It's mostly quiet in the Alabama farming community of Thorsby aside from trucks and trains that rumble through bound for someplace larger. Remembering directions to the town's football stadium isn't hard; there aren't that many roads to take or turns to miss along the way. It's there,...

This screen grab provided by Maxwell Pearce shows Pearce on a YouTube video posted on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Pearce, a Black member of the Harlem Globetrotters, says two white news anchors threw fruit, including a banana, at him while he was performing basketball tricks on an Alabama news show earlier in the year. (Courtesy of Maxwell Pearce via AP)

Black Globetrotter speaks about banana thrown at him on TV

Aug. 19, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

A Black member of the Harlem Globetrotters is speaking out about an incident earlier this year where fruits, including a banana, were thrown at him by white news broadcasters as he was performing basketball tricks on an Alabama news show. Maxwell Pearce discussed the matter Saturday on social media, a day after...

Alabama high school football team, band under quarantine

Aug. 7, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — The entire football team and marching band at a small-town Alabama high school are under quarantine following exposure to the new coronavirus. Oneonta High School coach Phil Phillips told WBMA-TV that a fifth player has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

Federal charges filed in Alabama child's abduction, slaying

Jul. 29, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A couple held on state murder charges in the slaying of an Alabama toddler last year have now been indicted on federal charges, authorities said Wednesday. Patrick Devone Stallworth, 40, and Derick Irisha Brown, 29, were named in U.S. District Court on kidnapping and conspiracy...